Tensile Tests of FRCM Coupons: The Influence of the Fiber-Matrix Bond Properties

Focacci F., D'Antino T., Carloni C.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.2008-2019 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_173
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2008-2019
  • Keywords: FRCM composites, Tensile response, Cohesive material law, Analytical model, Cracking, REINFORCED CEMENTITIOUS MATRIX, COHESIVE MATERIAL LAW, BRICK MASONRY ARCHES, OF-THE-ART, COMPOSITES, PBO, STRENGTH, BEHAVIOR
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Fiber-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites are usually mechanically characterized by means of tensile and bond tests. The load responses provided by tensile tests of FRCM coupons are typically constituted of three phases, namely the uncracked, cracking, and fully cracked phase. Tensile tests can be performed by either transferring the force to the matrix (clevis- or clamping-grip test) or to the bare fibers (direct gripping of the fibers).